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Monday, November 22, 2004


I’ve blogged about lists before. I’ve stated their inevitable worthlessness, and made a few as well. Fred is posting his Fifty Best Albums Of All Time. Hoo boy. I’ll mention some that should be on such a list, but I’m not making one. If Fred includes some of these, great, if not, great. To start, since I’m in a Pink Floyd mood, which Floyd do you choose? I assume you can’t pick them all. Many would include Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, I wouldn’t. I would pick Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall. How about the Stones? Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Exile, and Some Girls. Okay then what about Lou/Velvets? The Velvet Underground And Nico, Loaded, Transformer, Berlin, New York, and Set The Twilight Reeling. Hmm, Bowie? Hunky Dory, Ziggy, Diamond Dogs, Low, and Scary Monsters. I’d put The Stooges Funhouse on there. The New York Dolls first record. The Ramones first four records (Ramones/Leave Home/Rocket To Russia/Road To Ruin). Never Mind The Bollocks. The Clash, and London Calling. Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures. The Buzzcocks Single Going Steady. Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper, and Abbey Road. Krafwerk’s Autobahn and Trans Europe Express. BauhausIn The Flat Field. Gang Of Four, Entertainment. The Replacements’ Tim and Don’t Tell A Soul. Neil Young; Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, After The Gold Rush, Tonight’s The Night, On The Beach, Rust Never Sleeps, Harvest, Harvest Moon. The Who’s Tommy, Who’s Next, Quadraphenia. Frank Zappa’s Apostrophe, Zoot Allures, Sheik Yerbouti. Spiritualized; Pure Phase, Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space. Thin Lizzy’s Jailbreak and Bad Reputation. Mott The Hoople’s All The Young Dudes. Allmand Bro’s Live At The Filmore. The Grateful Dead’s Working Man’s Dead and American Beauty. Deep Purple Machine Head. Nazareth Hair Of The Dog. Prince Purple Rain. The Cure; Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me. Kiss Destroyer. Eagles Hotel California. Fleetwood Mac Rumours. The Band, The Last Waltz. Yes; Fragile, Close To The Edge. Genesis; Selling England By The Pound, The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. Peter Gabriel’s first (Wet Car), third (Melting Face) and fourth (Securitry). Ian Hunter; Live At The Club. Black Sabbath – everything up to and including Sabotage. Blue Oyster Cult’s Fire Of An Unknown Origin. T.Rex Electric Warrior and The Slider. The first Two Iron Maiden records (Iron Maiden, Killers) Motorhead Ace Of Spades. Judas Priest Hell Bent For Leather. Cheap Trick's In Color, At Budakan. Elvis Costello’s first three (My Aim Is True, This Year’s Model, Armed Forces). The Kinks Low Budget and Give The People What They Want. AC/DC High Voltage, Let There Be Rock, Highway To Hell, Back In Black. Aerosmith – everything up to and including Draw The Line. U2 Unforgettable Fire and Joshua Tree. Flaming Lips; Soft Bulletin, Yoshimi Vs. The Pink Robots. Bjork’s Debut and Post. Beck Odelay. Pulp Common People. Radiohead The Bends, OK Computer. Soundgarden Superunknown, Badmotorfinger. Jane’s Addiction; Nothing Shocking. Beastie Boys Paul’s Boutique. Nick Cave, The Boatman’s Call. Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream. Pearl Jam’s Ten. Nirvana Nevermind. Foo Fighters The Color And The Shape. ZZ Top’s Tres Hombres. Van Halen I and II. UFO Strangers In The Night. Peter Case’s first record. Billy Cobham’s Spectrum. Jeff Beck Blow by Blow. Dire Straits Making Movies. Spinal Tap. Meet The Rutles. Jesus Christ Superstar Original Cast Recording. Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Babies. King Crimson; Discipline, Three Of A Perfect Pair, Red. ELP Brain Salad Surgery. I think you get the point…….

Pretty good flurry of input Jackson... I need to get you Peter Case's other discs. I think his second Geffen effort was as good as the first, and I think you'd enjoy it as much. Surprised that you passed on "Women and Children" First for VH nomination.

BTW... Did you see/hear U2's Saturday Night Live performance? A local radio station played "Vertigo" this morning and it was positively awesome. Following the obligatory introduction from the guest host as the band starts the beat, Bono can be heard barking into the mic, "...This is live, this is live, this is live!"

I have never seen these guys live, but I may have to fork out the big bucks for tickets and a babysitter and go see’em this time around, especially after what I heard this morning. I’d pay $400 a seat to hear them do “Bad” alone.
You may have to, I paid $147.00 (per person) to see them last time around, granted I'm sure alot of that went to a 9/11 fund because I saw them in late October 2001, it was the first concert at the Garden after the attack, it was a healing process for many, but the band was obviously tired. They were much better at the Cap Center in '85.
'Women And Children' is still my fave, but best is best, emotional attchment aside. I also left out alot of Tom Petty, Rush, CCR's 'Willy And The Poor Boys', ahh I can go on forever... I guess that was my point.
Nice list Ted, Better than mine. It is impossible, after I posted my suggestions to Fred’s blog; I realized I left off Apostrophe. Then I was in the car and heard R.E.M., what about them. Then I thought what about Tom Petty and ZZ Top, it's never ending, There arte just too many good albums out there. I think you should start working on the top 1,000,000 albums, I think we could fit them all. I would love to go see U2, if you find out about a show I will by the tickets.
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